MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD PASSENGERS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
BANGOR AMTRAK STATION, BANGOR
OCTOBER 12, 2013
Present: Robert Tischbein, Hugh Gurney, Jim Hinkins, Kay Chase, Jim Wallington, Rosemary Horvath
Also Present: Steve T. Sobel, Marilyn Guidinger, John Guidinger, Dave Vander Bee, Doug Wilson, Kristine Ballard, Jack Kessler, Chuck Merckel, Jeanie Merckel, Clark Charnetski, Dan Platz, J. P. DesCamp, Ron Leatz, Don Westcott, Barb Spaulding-Westcott, Ken Radzlaff, Dianne Patterson, Robert Patterson
Call to Order: Chairman Tischbein called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m.
Treasurer’s Report: Tischbein reviewed the Treasurer’s Report as submitted by Treasurer Dave Randall. As of September 30, 2013, MARP’s JPMorgan Chase account stood at $34,379.45. Of this, $17,141.26 are Pratt Fund proceeds to be reinvested, leaving $17,238.19 available for current operations. Gurney added that those with questions could call Randall on the phone with their queries.
Chase moved acceptance of the Treasurer’s Report. The motion was seconded by Wallington and approved by the members of the Executive Committee present.
Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting in Manistee on August 10, 2013 were reviewed. Hinkins moved acceptance. The motion was seconded by Wallington and approved by the members of the Executive Committee present.
Detroit Metro Regional Chair: Jim Hinkins asked the be relieved of his duties as Regional Chair of the Detroit Metro Region and replaced by Robert Patterson, who has been serving as Assistant Regional Chair for the last year. Hinkins would assume the role of Assistant Regional Chair.
Chase moved to accept with regret the resignation of Jim Hinkins as Detroit Metro Regional Chair and appoint Robert Patterson to that position until the Annual Meeting in September, 2014. The motion was seconded by Gurney and approved by the members of the Executive Committee present. Wallington expressed the wish that Hinkins remain active so we can call on his knowledge and experience.
Adjournment: Patterson moved adjournment. The motion was seconded by Gurney and approved by the members of the Executive Committee present. The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted: Accepted:
Hugh D. Gurney Robert Tischbein